J. Cole, Kid Cudi Among Spring Concert Candidates
Kid Cudi, J. Cole or Nelly? The Headliner Concerts Committee is asking students to vote online for which artist they would most like to see at the upcoming spring concert.
This is the first time event planners have looked for online feedback from students, said Bailey Moll, committee member.
The online poll can be found on the Office of Student Activities Facebook. The committee is unsure if students would rather see an up-and-coming artist like Kid Cudi and J. Cole or an artist that everyone knows like Nelly, Moll said.
The results of the poll won’t exactly be official, Moll said.
“The poll will guide who we give a bid to. If they don’t take the bid, [the committee] will go to the second person,” he said.
The duration of the poll also depends on student response. The committee is not looking for a specific number of student responses, but rather to see if one artist gets an overwhelming number of votes, Moll said.
“The initial response was a strong presence toward Kid Cudi,” Moll said.
J. Cole, known for radio hits like “Work Out” and “Can’t Get Enough,” was the first artist signed to Jay-Z’s new label, according to the Roc Nation website.
Kid Cudi debuted in 2008 with the smash single, “Day ‘n’ Night.” Many of Cudi’s songs have been featured on the Billboard Hot 100, including “Make Her Say,” “Marijuana” and “Pursuit of Happiness,” according to the Billboard Website.
Nelly debuted in 2000 and released a string of hits including “Dilemma,” “Grillz,” “Shake Ya Tailfeather” and “Hot in Herre,” according to the Billboard Hot 100.
The April concert will be one of two shows this semester, Moll said.
The Headliner Concert Committee is made up of 12 students and three advisers. The committee is under the Office of Student Activities and uses money from student fees to provide concerts for students. In recent years, HCC has brought artists such as John Mayer, T.I., Foo Fighters, Third Eye Blind, Snoop Dogg and Dierks Bentley.